On Thursday’s broadcast of “The Laura Ingraham Show,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) said, “I think that Congress, and the people who appropriate the money, we should think about whether or not we should be sending money to universities that only have one set of speech.” When asked if he thought the “federal government, Donald Trump” could “impound” funds that would go a place like UC-Berkeley, Rand answered, “I think if it were a liberal president, and they were shutting down speech, they could probably do it. I don’t think that — I don’t think impounding funds is probably going to pass muster, but I think that Congress, and the people who appropriate the money, we should think about whether or not we should be sending money to universities that only have one set of speech.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is right to raise the question. And, we oftentimes agree with the libertarian Republican Senator.. But, he’s such a wuss! When challenged, as he was here by Laura, he backs off and starts to do the Texas two-step. But, then again that’s one of the downsides to libertarian-ism.. They really don’t stand for anything or have any real core beliefs. They just hate government. Well, we can appreciate that…and agree that government is WAY out of control and bloated. BUT.. That in and of itself isn’t a belief system or a solution. It’s just two-dimensional, knee-jerk reaction to three and four dimensional problems. I’m sure Sen. Paul (who IS an MD) is a heck of a doctor. But, he’s not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, and doesn’t have much backbone. Of COURSE we should be denying federal funding to colleges and universities who refuse to enforce the first amendment rights of ALL students and allow for free speech of ALL varieties…including those of conservatives. That’s a no-brainer. The fact that a legislator (and ostensibly a Republican one at that!) is dancing around that kind of common sense is offensive.